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The Newagen Seaside Inn is located in Southport, Maine, just a few minutes drive to Boothbay Harbor. The Newagen Seaside Inn was originally built in 1816 and played a prominent part in Maine history. Set on a peninsula reaching five miles into the sea, the Newagen Seaside Inn hosted prominent guests for years before the inn was burned down in 1946. The community banned together and rebuilt the inn immediately afterward and now the Newagen Seaside Inn sits as a reminder of community.
The inn's natural setting away from it all is so beautiful it even enchanted naturalist Rachel Carson, who was a frequent guest. There is no shortage of photo opportunities at the Newagen Seaside Inn. Rocky outcroppings, the seaside and the pine trees create classic Down East pictures at every turn. Couples can explore the nature trails, take photos in front of the clapboard inn or pose on the dock. The Newagen Seaside Inn has several spaces for couples to consider for their wedding ceremonies and receptions.
The Lawn and Grounds. Couples can exchange vows on the lawn overlooking the ocean. Guests sit in chairs set up on the grass while couples say "I do," framed by the water and trees. Couples can also use the lawn and grounds for receptions. Some couples choose to have their wedding receptions in the open air, while others choose to tent the space. There are over 20 acres of grounds for couples to explore on their wedding day. To-be-weds can also hold their weddings inside the historic inn. The indoor reception area has hardwood floors and rows of windows looking out onto the sea. Newagen Seaside Inn accommodates up to 250 guests for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
What You Should Know
Guests can stay the weekend in the guestrooms available in the inn or they can rent a cottage. The Newagen Seaside Inn has wedding planners on staff to help coordinate accommodations, rentals, deliveries and more. The inn has its own restaurant located on site, which is available for rehearsal dinners. Couples can also book a lobster bake rehearsal dinner under the stars. Guests can convene in the Pine Room for the after-party, which has a pool table and candle-pin bowling.
Couples can make grand entrances and exits from their ceremonies or receptions by boat. The Newagen Seaside Inn restaurant caters all food and drinks for wedding events. The restaurant specializes in local, farm and sea-to-table new American cuisine. Outside cakes are permitted. Setup and cleanup are included. Tables and chairs are included.
- Adirondack chairs
- Waterfront dock
- Tennis court
- Ping pong
From the Vendor
Romantic Celebrations by the Sea
We’ve celebrated generations of beautiful, meaningful coastal Maine weddings and oceanfront wedding receptions for delighted and grateful couples. We know real Maine weddings are authentic celebrations of your love and lifestyle, and we know your perfect Maine wedding needs to be as unique as you.
Amenities + Details
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$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Waterfront, Historic Venue, Hotel, Restaurant, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Tents, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff, Shuttle Service, Transportation
All I can say about our wedding weekend on July 16th at Newagen was AMAZING! We absolutely loved it! Not only did we (the bride and groom) have the best day ever, but so did our guests. I have repeatedly had people tell me that it was the best wedding they have ever been to! Yes, some of that had to do with my planning, but also it had to do with the magical venue and the wonderful execution of my requests on Newagen! We had perfect weather for our day and our guests were dazzled by the view. If you want an enchanting Maine wedding then this is where you should have it! One thing that sets this venue apart is the food. This is not going to be terrible wedding food. It is all delicious. We did the Lobster Bake for the rehearsal dinner and it was a HUGE hit. The lobster was tasty, along with the other options, and our guests just felt like it was a perfect start to the wedding. The s’mores also add a cute touch! The staff is also wonderful! The bartenders, servers and front desk staff were all so accommodating. They made it so our wedding ran super smooth. Amanda, our wedding coordinator, was great as well. She did not come on until only two months before our wedding and previous to her, the wedding coordinator was leaving so we were not getting the attention I felt we should, but once Amanda was on the job she made it so the day ran smoothly. And you can’t beat the views! My pictures are absolutely fabulous because of this venue. If we had to choose a venue all over again we would definitely go with Newagen! We can’t wait to go back for our anniversary!
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We had such an amazing wedding weekend! It is so wonderful to have the entire property to yourselves-- and the food, beautiful ambiance and ocean backdrop, and special features (such as the Pine Room) provide such special and unique elements. Yet, working with our Event Coordinator, Amanda Richards, was the highlight. Amanda is organized, responsive, caring, and dedicated to her work. I felt totally at ease with her running the show! I highly recommend Newagen Seaside Inn.
Our June 4th wedding was a dream come true! We really enjoyed and appreciated having several days with our guests to walk the nature trails, bowl in the game room, relax by the fires, eat at the restaurant, and take in the beautiful grounds to create meaningful memories with all who attended our destination wedding. The staff were very invested, supportive, and accommodating. We look forward to visiting again and again!
Our wedding at Newagen was perfect! The staff there were incredible and did everything that was needed to make the night run smoothly. They went above and beyond with set up, help with decision making, and execution of both the ceremony and reception. The scenery at Newagen was beautiful, even on a foggy Maine day, and the food was delicious. We highly recommend Newagen as a wedding venue!
The Newagen was a dream come true for our wedding! We wanted to find somewhere that "had it all". The coordinators were fabulous and made sure everything was just how I imagined it, down to the very last detail. The food was absolutely amazing as well! Our guests are still talking about it all from the rehearsal lobsterbake to the after party pizza. The bonfire the night before the wedding and the after party in the Pine Room were also guest favorites! I could not have imagined of a better coastal Maine venue to have our wedding weekend held. It was absolutely perfect!
Location, location, locationReviewed on 8/23/2014 Jen M
The Newagen is a special spot. You know it the moment you drive up to the inn. We wanted a place where our guests could relax and enjoy together for our wedding weekend and the Newagen did all of that. The staff was absolutely fantastic and really seemed like they enjoyed their work. They certainly went the extra mile to be sure everyone was comfortable. The setting is incredibly beautiful and you have a chance to take advantage of all the Newagen has to offer. We went with an inside wedding in the new function room. We had 215 guest which was a bit crowded. I can't imagine a bigger party in that room. The air conditioner broke and the windows had to be closed due to noise complaints from the neighbors so it was really really hot (like mop the bride's sweat off with a towel hot). That was the only down part of the wedding. Luckily, because we had the whole inn to ourselves, guests could enjoy the deck and foyer to cool off. The lobster bake rehearsal dinner and bonfire were a huge hit as was the after party in the Pine room. Guests also stayed at The Ocean Gate and BeachCove Inns and were really pleased with their accomodations. We loved every minute of our Newagen wedding weekend. I highly recommend it.
Excellent Experience! Best Wedding EVERReviewed on 11/19/2012 Amber C
My wedding was perfect! I can't imagine a more beautiful venue and incredible staff. My guests were amazed at everything from the organization, service, food and beauty. I cannot say enough good things. Newagen staff is except
Choose NewagenReviewed on 7/08/2011 Megan F
Jason, the inn keeper at Newagen, makes you feel like you are the only person who he is working with, and that your wedding is just as important to him as it is to you. We loved working with Jason. We also loved having our wedding at Newagen. Jason worked with us, meeting at our convenience to make sure everything would be just the way we wanted it. The staff was great, and Newagen is BEAUTIFUL! We had a wonderful weekend experience that was everything I had hoped for and more. Have your wedding at Newagen. You won't regret it.
Meet The Director of Sales
Cherie Scott moved to Boothbay, Maine from New Jersey back in 2008. She is excited to join the Newagen Seaside Inn as the Director of Sales and Marketing, bringing over a decade of hospitality experience in catering, events and sales to the team. Back in 2012, Cherie had the privilege of representing the Boothbay Harbor Region as the Director of Events and Membership for 4 years. Prior to Chamber, Cherie was the Sales & Catering Manager at the Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa, Boothbay Harbor, from 2008-2012.